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Environmental Stewardship

  Protecting the environment and our future is a fundamental value of B.C. Door.  Sometimes there is a perception that – because of the nature of our business – we are not environmental stewards.  This could not be further from the truth.

A properly managed forest is a renewable resource and will survive forever.  When one tree is harvested, another can be grown in its place creating sustainability.

Some note that while reforestation is excellent, there is still an environmental footprint when trees are cut down.  This is true, which begs the question ‘what is the environmental footprint of building from other materials and production methods?’

Steel and composites are produced using raw materials including iron and coal.  Open pit mining is used to collect these raw materials, which permanently destroys landscape and harms waterways.  In addition, immense amounts of fossil fuels – and ensuing chemical pollution – are necessary to process these raw materials, further harming the environment.  From a lifecycle approach, wood is definitively the least harmful to the environment and is the only biodegradable and renewable material.

There is no question that wood doors and windows are the most environmentally friendly option. Save our environment with a wood door from B.C. Door.  Use it as a focal point, showpiece, and conversation starter to demonstrate your commitment to environmental stewardship.
Environmental Impact Estimator Wood Steel
Total Energy Use Lowest 140% more
Green House Gas Lowest 45% more
Air Pollution Lowest 42% more
Water Pollution Lowest 1900% more
Solid Waste Lowest 36% more
Ecological Resource Use Lowest 16% more
Source: Athena Sustainable Materials Institute

Energy Efficient Wood:
Wood manufacturing takes a fraction of energy used in competing materials.
Aluminum 73,080
Steel 13,920
Cement 2,900
Brick 2,320
Wood 580
Source: www.wmc-cfb.ca

Finishing: Please note all British Columbia Door Company Ltd. doors, side lites, transoms and other wood products are supplied unfinished.

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Product and manufacturer names are used only for the purpose of identification. Copyright © 2012 Sygnus Systems Incorporated Last modified: May 17, 2014